2. Hohenschwangau Castle

Located a mere hop skip and a jump from Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau Castle is another 19th century build, which was commissioned by King Maximilian II of Bavaria, over the site of an existing 12th century ruin. Whilst Hohenschwangau Castle may not have the same fairytale façade as Neuschwanstein, it is still one of the most spectacular hilltop castles in Germany, with its beautiful neo-gothic architectural style and wonderful 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside. The interior of the castle is also an absolute must-see, with fabulous royal décor and finishes adorning every room!